Cybersecurity on a budget

An insider could introduce malware to your network or an opening for theft that would have been otherwise blocked by antivirus or your firewall. The following measures are vetted practices that have worked for private institutions and public sector ones as well. @Salesforce

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Abode Flash security issues

The malware, known as FinSpy or FinFisher, is a commercial product typically sold to nation states and law enforcement agencies to conduct surveillance.

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Hacked Again?

The company has already been reeling from a breach that exposed the personal information of 145.5 million people. Equifax said it has disabled a customer help webpage while its security teams investigate.

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credit-squeeze-522549

It’s time for all of us to play defense, because Equifax clearly did not. In the wake of the epic breach of as many as 143 million of our Social Security numbers, names and addresses from the company’s credit files, the company put up a website that attempted to make sense of things for consumers. #Equifaxbreach #cybersecurity

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This July 21, 2012, photo shows Equifax Inc., offices in Atlanta. Credit monitoring company Equifax says a breach exposed social security numbers and other data from about 143 million Americans. The Atlanta-based company said Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017, that "criminals" exploited a U.S. website application to access files between mid-May and July of this year. (AP Photo/Mike Stewart)

Equifax said data on 143 million U.S. customers was obtained in a breach. The breach was discovered July 29. Personal data including birth dates, credit card numbers and more were obtained in the breach. Three Equifax executives sold shares in the company days after the breach was discovered. #equifaxbreach #cybersecurity

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Herjavec Group

Cybercriminal activity tends to increase significantly following a natural disaster of this magnitude.For example, fraudulent emails that mimic reputable charitable organizations requesting donations, often contain malicious links or attachments that direct users to malware-infected websites. @HerjavecGroup #HurricaneHarvey #Phising #ScamAlert

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cyber spying campaign

The campaign appeared to be the work of several groups, but tactics and techniques used suggest that the groups were operating with “similar goals or under the same sponsor”, probably a nation state... @cyber #cybersecurity #information

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cybersecurity training for officials

A number of election security experts have sounded the alarm about the importance of training local election officials on how to avoid cybersecurity risks.

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startups need to know about cybersecurity

Cybersecurity is now simply one the many realities of doing business today. You should know the risks, and put programs in place that will help you avoid getting hit by cyberattacks down the line.

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Cybersecurity policy

I often get asked by executive management about what they should be doing and what questions they need to be asking. Those questions can be a useful guide for those who aren’t sure if they’re doing enough beyond asking the IT department to take care of it.

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